The Greencards were nominated for Best Folk Album at the Grammy Awards this week. Few realised they were an Australian band.
The Greencards formed in Austin, Texas in 2003. They were nominated for their album ‘Sweetheart of the Sun’. In fact this was the third Grammy nomination for The Greencards.
Two of the members are Australian. Carol Young from Coffs Harbour and Kym Warner from Adelaide.
Young won the Australian Independent Country Artist of the Year award in 2000. She has also mean nominated for a Best Female Vocalist award at the Country Music Association of Australia awards. She has had two no. 1 country songs in Australia, ‘True Blue Fool’ and ‘Part of the Past’.
Young was also once a member of Gina Jeffreys band.
Kym Warner has won the Australian National Bluegrass Mandolin Championship for four years running. He has also played with Gina Jerrfreys as well as in Kasey Chambers band.
Young and Warner met Englishman Eamon McLoughlin in Austin. She was working as a producer for Bill Atkins and was looking for a fiddle player. McLoughlin got the job. The Greencards was formed and their first gig happened at Mother Egan’s Irish pub in Austin one afternoon at 3pm.
The Greencards were first nominated for a Grammy six years ago for their song ‘Mucky The Duck’.
‘Sweetheart of the Sun’ is the sixth album for The Greencards. It is a concept album about the band’s connection to water.
The Greencards – Black, Black Water
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